Lead copy editor
April 2022 — Present
Led team of copy editors in editing and fact-checking video and written content for publication across platforms. Acted as primary copy resource for staff, maintaining permanent in-house style guide, facilitating conversations about inclusive language, fielding staff questions and onboarding new colleagues. Compiled style guides and toolkits for major news cycles, cultural heritage months and other newsroom initiatives. Served as member of internal Editorial Review Committee, working to improve and codify editorial standards and practices.
March 2021 — March 2022
Copy edited and fact-checked news, politics and original series videos. Periodically edited daily newsletter and web articles. Reviewed content for style, grammar, spelling, clarity and factual accuracy. Acted as copy resource for staff, including by maintaining permanent in-house style guide and compiling temporary style guides and toolkits. Served as member of internal Editorial Review Committee.
Associate copy editor
August 2019 — March 2021
Copy edited and fact-checked news, politics and original series videos. Periodically edited daily newsletter. Reviewed content for style, grammar, spelling, clarity and factual accuracy. Acted as copy resource for staff, including by maintaining permanent in-house style guide and compiling temporary style guides and toolkits.
August 2015 — August 2019
Distilled complex legal developments into three easy-to-read stories a day, focusing on consumer protection and cybersecurity. Attended court proceedings, covered breaking news, and pitched and wrote features and analysis pieces. Won two internal headline awards.
May 2015 — July 2015
Wrote several articles a week on court decisions, motions, new suits and high-level hires in areas like retail, food and entertainment. Analyzed court documents for news value, pitched story ideas and assisted reporters with background research.
September 2014 — April 2015
Researched and pitched story ideas. Analyzed court documents for news value. Assisted reporters with background research.
Dow Jones News Fund intern
June 2014 — August 2014
Copy edited and fact-checked articles for AP style, grammar, spelling, punctuation, structure and factual accuracy. Worked on print stories, as well as online breaking news coverage. Crafted headlines and captions to fit space provided by designers. Attended weeklong Dow Jones News Fund residency for training on editing and newspaper design with industry leaders.
The Independent Florida Alligator
January 2014 — May 2014
Screened and edited submissions for nation’s largest student-run newspaper, with daily circulation of 35,000. Frequently wrote and copy edited stories.
Copy desk chief
August 2012 — December 2013
Managed 10 staff members in editing several issues a week by assigning articles to editors, making final style decisions, checking editing choices, perfecting headlines and proofing pages. Maintained and enforced in-house style guide.
October 2012 — June 2012
Edited stories for AP style, punctuation, grammar, spelling and accuracy.
January 2014 — May 2014
Wrote and photographed feature stories for the quarterly Our Town family of magazines and the monthly Senior Times magazine. Assisted with copy editing of feature stories. Researched and assisted with the creation of monthly and seasonal event calendars.
USA Today College
September 2013 — December 2013
Pitched and wrote student-oriented stories for national newspaper’s college blog, a number of which were selected for publication on main USA Today site.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
June 2013 — August 2013
Covered print and online assignments for entertainment and lifestyle desks at daily newspaper, producing everything from recipe roundups to in-depth features. Published stories, photos, videos and multimedia pieces to web. Copy edited student stories for high school journalism program and other reporters’ work during Comic-Con.
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Photography curatorial intern
January 2013 — May 2013
Researched art and artists in support of exhibition planning. Assisted in exhibition planning and installation, including preparation of design and layout, labels and text panels. Worked on ongoing collection management projects, including research and cataloging of new acquisitions, and expanding and correcting existing records.
Family programs assistant
August 2012 — December 2012
Worked in children and family programming. Helped plan and prepare activities for bimonthly art program for children ages 2 to 5. Assisted with programs and guided children in completing projects. Worked on full-day family program. Researched exhibits and artworks to prepare gallery guides and project sheets for programming.
The Gainesville Sun
May 2012 — August 2012
Covered local news for daily newspaper. Found sources, conducted interviews, wrote and edited a variety of pieces. Worked on feature, news and entertainment stories.